The OTIMEDT project enables selected blue economy stakeholders to network with companies from the Croatian region of Dalmatia, which includes bilateral virtual events and onsite B2B meetings in Split and Trondheim.

Call for expression of interest is currently open for participation in virtual events;

Why should you apply?

  • The opportunity to present your company and your products or services to Croatian stakeholders
  • Study visit
  • Networking with Croatian stakeholders (companies, institutions and universities)
  • The possibility of bilateral cooperation with renowned companies from the Croatian region of Dalmatia
  • Possibility to go on a paid trip to Split in April 2024

Who can apply?

All companies, institutions, universities, and other stakeholders from the area of ​​the blue economy from the region of Trøndelag. All stakeholders operating in the following sub-sectors of the undersea (maritime) and sea (marine) industry, as well as other stakeholders, can apply:

Included maritime industry subsectors are;

  • Construction of ships/vessels and floating structures
  • Technical consultancy
  • Drones and autonomy
  • Software
  • Propulsion and maneuvering
  • Technical equipment
  • R&D
  • Subsea equipment

Included marine industry subsectors are;

  • Technical equipment and installations
  • Software
  • Technical advisory
  • Farming technologies
  • Fish health, environment and R&D
  • Seafood farming and processing

Virtual events will be organized in the form of pitching sessions. After the virtual event, two B2B meetings will be organized in Split and Trondheim in April and June 2024, based on the selection of stakeholders from Croatia and Norway who expressed interest in realizing bilateral cooperation.

Applications for expressions of interest last until January 31, 2024, and you can apply by clicking the link below:

Apply here!

Selected stakeholders will be contacted in early February 2024 with additional information to participate in the virtual events.

About the OTIMEDT Initiative

Objective:

To establish routes for strong bilateral cooperation of blue economy actors from regions of Trøndelag (Norway) and Dalmatia (Croatia)

About the Initiative:

Through the Initiative activities, two mapping reports have been created, one for the Norwegian region Trøndelag and one for the Croatian region Dalmatia, through which key actors in the blue economy sector have been identified, and with the help of the aforementioned mapping reports, events (online and live) will be organized between stakeholders in each region to increase the possibility of cooperation and exchange experiences and best practices in the field of the blue economy.

Duration: 20th of March 2023 – 31th of July 2024

Initiative Coordinator: University of Split (UNIST)

Initiative Partner: Trondheim Tech Port (TTP)

Budget: € 100.000,00 EUR

Bilateral initiative OTIMEDT (Ocean Technology Innovation Market Exchange for Dalmatia and Trøndelag) is financed through the Fund for Bilateral Relations of EEA Grants and Norway Grants.